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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Suit Against Baltimore Apartment Complex and Property Management Company

February 23rd, 2021

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Former Medical Student Alleges Rape as a Result of Defendants’ Failure to Repair Faulty Door BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today filed a lawsuit against University Place Apts. LLC, University Place Apts. Partner, LLC and Signature Properties, LLC in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland on […]

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3 Things To Know About The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

February 18th, 2021

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By Amanda Ottaway A bipartisan group of lawmakers recently reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, and experts say the bill has strong prospects for becoming law. Currently, workers who have a health problem caused by pregnancy can seek accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but pregnancy by itself […]

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Ex-medical manager wins $3.6M in whistleblower settlement

February 14th, 2021

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based medical supply company’s former manager has won $3.6 million in a settlement of her whistleblower lawsuit accusing that company and a health insurance company of defrauding a government insurance program. Crystal Derrick, who was a national account manager in Roche Diagnostics Corp.’s diabetes division, was awarded the money nearly two […]

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Sweeping Class Gets OK In Walgreen’s $300M 401(k) Suit

February 12th, 2021

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By Michael Angell Law360 (February 12, 2021, 2:19 PM EST) — An Illinois federal judge gave a green light to a 240,000-person class in a lawsuit accusing pharmacy chain Walgreen Co. of costing workers $300 million by steering their retirement savings into mutual funds that brought subpar returns. On Thursday U.S. District Judge Charles R. […]

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First Wave: The Attys Who Pioneered Law Firm Gender Suits

February 10th, 2021

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By Cara Bayles Law360 (February 10, 2021, 2:11 PM EST) — Margy Kohn was in her second year at Columbia Law School in 1971 when she applied for a summer associate job at Royall Koegel & Wells. Even 50 years later, she says the job interview was memorable. When her interviewer said Kohn would be […]

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Humana, Roche Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit, Agree to Pay $12.5M

February 10th, 2021

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By Kelsey Waddill February 10, 2021 – An Anti-Kickback and False Claims Act lawsuit against Humana and Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. (Roche) has finally come to a close, Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP announced. The companies will pay a settlement to the whistleblower, according to court documents that HealthPayerIntelligence received from Sanford […]

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Roche, Humana settle kickback allegations

February 10th, 2021

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By HME News Staff INDIANAPOLIS – Roche Diagnostics and Humana have agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit for $12.5 million, after the government declined to intervene in the case. Roche was charged with violating the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, causing false claims to be submitted to the Medicare Advantage program and defrauding taxpayers, […]

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Whistleblower Gets $3.6M In FCA Deal With Roche, Humana

February 8th, 2021

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By Adam Lidgett Law360 (February 8, 2021, 5:56 PM EST) — A former Roche Diagnostics Corp. employee is set to get a $3.6 million cut of a $12.5 million settlement to resolve her False Claims Act claims that the company had an illegal arrangement to get its diabetes medication back on Humana’s Medicare Advantage formulary. […]

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Humana, Roche settle false claims lawsuit for $12.5M

February 8th, 2021

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By Morgan Haefner Humana and Roche agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the companies of submitting false claims to Medicare. Humana and Roche will pay $12.5 million to settle the claims, according to a Feb. 8 news release from law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp. The settlement comes after a former employee of Roche Diagnostics […]

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Humana settles False Claims Act lawsuit for $12.5M

February 8th, 2021

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By Chris Larson Humana Inc. has settled a federal lawsuit which alleged that a deal that it made violated the U.S. False Claims Act. The Feb. 5 settlement is between Chicago resident Crystal Derrick and the defendants — Humana Inc. and its subsidiary Humana Pharmacy Inc. and Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Roche Diabetes Care Inc. […]

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Roche Diagnostics whistleblower wins $3.6M in settlement agreement

February 8th, 2021

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By John Russell A former manager at Roche Diagnostics Corp. who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Indianapolis-based company two years ago has won $3.625 million as her reward in a $12.5 million settlement agreement. Crystal Derrick, who was a national account manager in the diabetes division of the company, was awarded the money nearly […]

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Roche Diagnostics and Humana settle $12.5 million Medicare fraud lawsuit

February 8th, 2021

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By Binghui Huang Roche, an Indianapolis-based medical supply company, and Humana, a Louisville-based health insurer, paid $12.5 million to settle a lawsuit after a whistleblower accused them of defrauding a government insurance program, according to a news release. A former employee of Roche Diagnostics accused the two companies of submitting false claims to a Medicare […]

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Humana and Roche Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit for $12.5 Million

February 8th, 2021

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Relator Awarded Nearly $4 Million for Bringing Kickback Violations to Light NEW YORK, Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP announced that Indianapolis-based Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. (“Roche”) and Louisville-based Humana, Inc., Humana Pharmacy, Inc., and Humana Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. (“Humana”) have agreed to settle a False Claims […]

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Worker Cash-for-Vaccine Incentives Boom Despite Legal Questions

February 8th, 2021

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By Paige Smith and Paul Stinson One of the largest hospital systems in Texas is offering $500 “hope bonuses” to its 26,000 workers to get inoculated against Covid-19, joining businesses nationwide betting that they can sway vaccine-reluctant employees with incentives, and that their strategy passes legal muster. But these companies are, in fact, gambling on […]

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5th Annual Shaping Justice Conference To Feature Civil Rights Lawyer

February 5th, 2021

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Conference Will Honor Alumni, Aims To Inspire Future Public Servants By Mike Fox Civil rights lawyer Terrica Redfield Ganzy ’02 will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual Shaping Justice conference, “Shaping Justice in a Time of Crisis,” which the University of Virginia School of Law will host Feb. 20. Ganzy is deputy director of […]

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